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Harold Smith

Harold Derrell Smith

Monday, May 12th, 1941 - Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Harold Derrell Smith, of Payson, Utah, passed away at the age of 77 on January29, 2019 at the Mountain View Hospital in Payson, Utah from pneumonia and complications of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Hal was born on May 12, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents are Harold Oscar Smith and Clare Lorraine Wiseman. Hal attended Salt Lake City schools and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah in 1963. He went on to complete a Masters’ Degree in Electrical Engineering at UCLA in 1972. He served his country in the Coast Guard from 1960-1968. Hal married Linda Lewis in June 1962. After a divorce, he married Jonelle Baxter on January 30, 1971. They shared a wonderful life together for over forty years, building loving relationships with their four sons and their spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. After she passed away, Hal married Maudie Jean Wells on June 15, 2013. He and Maudie have enjoyed traveling, serving in the San Diego Temple, and spending time with family. Hal lived in California, Virginia, and Utah.

Hal worked for the United States Government for over forty years, working his way up to Senior Supervisor in charge of Naval Research and Development. He earned many awards, including the prestigious John A. Dahlgren Award.

Hal was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many church positions, including teacher, bishop, and template ordinance worker. He and Jonelle served in the San Diego Temple for many years, culminating in filling a mission for the Church in Palmyra, New York. Hal enjoyed reading, camping, fishing, hunting, and golfing. He also loved to study and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Hal enjoyed working on his family history, traveling, and playing games with his family.

Survivors include his spouse, Maudie Smith of Payson, Utah; three siblings: Joyce Smith of West Jordan, Lorrie (Michael) Hall of Centerville, and Jackie (Jerry) Sosnowski of Murray; and ten children Greg (Mary) Hopkins of San Diego, CA; Ronald (Jodene) Smith of West Jordan; Jeffrey (Michelle) Smith of Salt Lake City; Brad (Tamela) Hopkins of Puyallup, Washington; Marcie Hill of Spanish Fork; Emily (Thomas) Kelley of DuPont, Washington; Tiffanie (Cory) Allred of Altamont; Katie Peterson of Spanish Fork; Holly (David) Taylor of Lakeland, Florida; and Adam (Kendra) Hill of Springville. Hal is also survived by 35 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Hal is preceded in death by his wife Jonelle, his parents, one daughter, and two grandsons.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00am at 75 South 600 East in Payson. There will be a viewing prior to the funeral at 9:30am at the same location. Burial will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

The family of Harold Derrell Smith thanks iCare Home Health and Hospice, and Legacy Funerals & Cremations for their excellent, caring services.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Location
    Payson Mountain View LDS 9th Ward
    Address
    75 South 600 East
    Payson, Utah 84651
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Payson Mountain View LDS 9th Ward
    Address
    75 South 600 East
    Payson, Utah 84651
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 12:30pm
    When
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 12:30pm
    Location
    Spanish Fork City Cemetery
    Address
    420 S 400 E
    Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
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Linda Brewer

Posted at 03:34pm
I wanted to bring some comfort to the family that the Bible gives when we lose one's, 2Corintians 1:3,4 . The God of comfort .. "There is going to be a resurrection" Acts 24:15 .. Comfort when loved ones die= 2Corinthians 1:3,4 Freedom from a morbid fear of death= Hebrews 2:15 , A real hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones ..John 5:28,29 ..My prayers for the family ..
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Larry and Kay Hill

Posted at 12:50pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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